Former president Donald Trump initially used the Century II felt tip pen, but then -- like so many facets of his presidency -- broke with tradition, instead preferring a Sharpie.
— Leah Asmelash, "Why do presidents use so many pens to sign documents — and what happens to them?," CNN
To be absolutely honest, no one cares about the camera. They care about the flash. This flash handle is something special.
— @roadshowpbs, clip with Graflex flash
Through the CARES Act, we sent every student a black and white printer.
— MassArt professor
In The Bitcoin Standard, I present the argument that money is always whatever is the hardest thing to make.
— Saifedean Ammous, "Saifedean Ammous: Bitcoin, Anarchy, and Austrian Economics | Lex Fridman Podcast #284"
But even better is the last sentance of the article—"In the back room of the saloon, the man with the ruffled beard was silently picking hieroglyphics out of his whiskers"—which is surely one of the most beguiling, crackpot sentances Crane ever wrote.
— Paul Auster, Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane
Getting your money's worth.
— L*
Simply inflate the WaspOut® Hornet's nest by blowing into the open hole until all the creases are out. If needed, place your finger over the small hole at the bottom of the nest to increase the air pressure.
— WaspOut Hornet's Nest Instructions
HAIR CUTS for everybody IPA
— Name of beer Emily bought
A lot of people bounce off the surface, and some people peel back the layers.
— S*
With a legend at the top that reads, "I'd sell my steps to the grave at ten cents per foot."
— Paul Auster, Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane
Crane lacked Whitman's talent for advertising. The one stunt he came up with, as reported by his Sytacuse classmate Frank Noxon, was to hire four men "to sit all day in front of one another in New York elevated trains, reading and holding up the volume so that passengers would think the metropolis was Maggie-mad."
— Paul Auster, Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane
What it is that matters enough to me.
— BU student
If not for his subsequent work, the Sullivan County cycle would have vanished from human memory, in the same way most writings by most writers have vanished since the begining of time.
— Paul Auster, Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane
Waterfall at Vanderbilt
— @henrynuhn
You're like a rubber ducky, just bringing air in and out.
— Lily
Public speech can have great urgency and intimate import. Yet we know that it was addressed not exactly to us, but to the stranger we were until the moment we happened to be addressed by it.
— Michael Warner, "Publics and Counterpublics (abbreviated version)"
I don’t think he’s as random as he allows himself to appear. I think it’s much more thought through.
— Walter Isaacson's reply to "Musk is famous for trolling, making explosive off-the-cuff remarks and reversing consequential statements. How do you handle that in a long form narrative, knowing that his positions could look very different after publication?," "What Makes Elon Musk Tick?," The New York Times
The main reason we call things one way or another is taxes.
— Papermaking guest
Is this for business?
— Bank teller
On the other hand, though, the enterprise was over, and "whatever works he might afterwords engage in, the great work of his intellectual life was finished."
— Gregory Nobles, John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman